UFC Middleweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155)Welterweight (170) – Middleweight (185) – Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Featherweight (145)

#  FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Michael Bisping
30-7 (20-7 UFC)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
02Yoel Romero
12-1 (8-0 UFC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
03Luke Rockhold
15-3 (5-2 UFC)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Lyoto Machida (SUB)
04Robert Whittaker
18-4 (9-2 UFC)
W-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Rafael Natal (DEC)
05Ronaldo Souza
24-5 (7-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Tim Boetsch (SUB)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
06Gegard Mousasi
42-6-2 (9-3 UFC)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
07Chris Weidman
13-3 (9-3 UFC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
08Anderson Silva
34-8 (17-4 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (DEC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
Vitor Belfort
09Derek Brunson
16-5 (7-3 UFC)
L-Anderson Silva (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
Daniel Kelly
10Vitor Belfort
25-14 (14-10 UFC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (TKO)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
Anderson Silva
11Uriah Hall
11-8 (4-6 UFC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
12Johny Hendricks
18-6 (13-6 UFC)
W-Hector Lombard (DEC)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (DEC)
Tim Boetsch
13Krzysztof Jotko
19-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
W-Bradley Scott (DEC)
David Branch
14Thales Leites
27-7 (12-6 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (SUB)
15Tim Boetsch
20-11 (11-10 UFC)
L-Ronaldo Souza (SUB)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
W-Josh Samman (TKO)
Johny Hendricks
16Eric Spicely
10-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Alessio di Chirico (SUB)
W-Thiago Santos (SUB)
L-Sam Alvey (SUB)
Antonio Carlos Junior
17Thiago Santos
14-5 (6-4 UFC)
W-Jack Marshman (TKO)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
18Elias Theodorou
13-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (DEC)
Brad Tavares
19Sam Alvey
30-9 (7-4 UFC)
L-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
W-Alex Nicholson (DEC)
20Daniel Kelly
13-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Rashad Evans (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Junior (TKO)
Derek Brunson
21Brad Tavares
14-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (KO)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
Elias Theodorou
22Hector Lombard
34-7-1 (3-5 UFC)
L-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Dan Henderson (KO)
L-Neil Magny (TKO)
23Nate Marquardt
35-17-2 (13-10 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
24Rashad Evans
19-6-1 (14-6-1 UFC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (KO)
L-Ryan Bader (DEC)
25C.B. Dollaway
15-8 (9-8 UFC)
L-Nate Marquardt (KO)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
L-Lyoto Machida (TKO)
26Rafael Natal
20-8-1 (8-6-1 UFC)
L-Tim Boetsch (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kevin Casey (TKO)
27Cezar Ferreira
11-6 (7-4 UFC)
L-Elias Theodorou (DEC)
W-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
28Antonio Carlos Junior
7-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Martin Vettori (DEC)
W-Leonardo Guimaraes (SUB)
L-Daniel Kelly (TKO)
Eric Spicely
29Chris Camozzi
24-12 (9-9 UFC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Thales Leites (SUB)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
Trevor Smith
30Anthony Smith
26-13 (2-3)
W-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
W-Elvis Mutapcic (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
31Andrew Sanchez
9-3 (2-1 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (KO)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
32Paulo Henrique Costa
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Adriano Silverio (KO)
W-Eduardo Ramon (SUB)
Oluwale Bamgbose
33Jack Marshman
21-6 (1-1 UFC)
L-Thiago Santos (TKO)
W-Magnus Cedenblad (TKO)
W-Christopher Jacquelin (TKO)
Ryan Janes
34Magnus Cedenblad
14-5 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jack Marshman (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
35Vitor Miranda
12-5 (3-2 UFC)
L-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
W-Marcelo Guimaraes (TKO)
W-Clint Hester (TKO)
Martin Vettori
36Trevor Smith
14-7 (4-4 UFC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (DEC)
W-Dan Miller (DEC)
Chris Camozzi
37Gerald Meerschaert
26-8 (2-0 UFC)
W-Ryan Janes (SUB)
W-Joe Gigliotti (SUB)
W-Chase Waldon (SUB)
38Bradley Scott
11-4 (3-3 UFC)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Dylan Andrews (SUB)
39Alex Nicholson
7-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (KO)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
Jack Hermansson
40Jack Hermansson
14-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (SUB)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
W-Ireneusz Cholewa (TKO)
Alex Nicholson
41Martin Vettori
11-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Junior (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (SUB)
W-Igor Araujo (SUB)
Vitor Miranda
42Alessio di Chirico
10-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
W-Gareth McLellan (DEC)
L-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
43Oluwale Bamgbose
6-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Daniel Sarafian (KO)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
Paulo Henrique Costa
44Scott Askham
14-4 (2-4 UFC)
L-Bradley Scott (DEC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Dempsey (TKO)
45Ryan Janes
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
W-Keith Berish (DEC)
W-Brendan Kornberger (SUB)
Jack Marshman
46Garreth McLellan
13-6 (1-4 UFC)
L-Paulo Henrique Costa (TKO)
L-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Magnus Cedenblad (TKO)
47Keith Berish
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
48Marcelo Guimaraes
9-2-1 (2-2 UFC)
L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
*Kelvin Gastelum
14-2 (9-2 UFC)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
W-Tim Kennedy (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
*Georges St.Pierre
25-2 (19-2 UFC)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
W-Nick Diaz (DEC)
W-Carlos Condit (DEC)
*Lyoto Machida
22-7 (14-7 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (SUB)
W-C.B. Dollaway (TKO)
*David Branch
20-3 (WSOF)
W-Louis Taylor (SUB)
W-Vinny Magalhaes (DEC)
W-Clifford Starks (DEC)
Krzysztof Jotko
*Antonio Braga Neto
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
W-Brock Larson (SUB)
Inactivity over 15 months
2017 UFC Signings:
Georges St.Pierre
David Branch
Paulo Henrique Costa
2017 UFC Cuts:
Dongi Yang
Elvis Mutapcic
Joe Gigliotti
Adam Hunter
Ricardo Abreu (retired)
Tim Kennedy (retired)


    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin

      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.

  • dWd

    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin

      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd

        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin

          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.

  • dWd

    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • Jerry Clark

    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • admin

    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • rankingmma


  • Joe
    • rankingmma

      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • Marcelo Menezes

    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes

      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross

        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig

          Carmont entertains you?

  • Mr.Snrub

    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • A.K johnson

    He killed by marshman

  • Patrick Johnson

    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross

      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.

  • jerjapan

    Love this site, but you got Spicely and Alvey mixed up … Alvey is the one on the four fight winning streak with a recent victory over the guy ranked ahead of him …

    • Patrick Johnson

      Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez..

    • D.C. Ross

      I hear you on Spicely vs. Alvey. Reminds me of when Brenneman defeated Rick Story. Yes, Alvey submitted Spicely, but after that Alvey lost a decision to Elias Theodorou. Elias was then soundly beaten by Thiago Santos. Then in a huge upset, Spicely submitted Santos.

      Until a few things sort out, the timeline is…Spicely>Santos>Theodorou>Alvey. Many can argue that Alvey’s biggest win is Marquardt, but remember, Santos beat Marquardt and Spicely beat Santos afterwards.